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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Green Statement on Short-Term Spending Bill

January 23, 2018
Press Release

HOUSTON, TX - "The government shutdown could have been avoided, but the fact is the Republican majority is in control of the House, Senate, and White House. We are five months into the 2018 fiscal year and have passed four short-term spending bills. Our country isn’t winning when our military, government agencies, and important federal programs are operating under short-term spending bills. Unfortunately, we continue to kick down the road and avoid addressing funding for important priorities like disaster aid for Harvey victims, reauthorizing community health centers, protections for DREAMers, and the opioid epidemic. The American people are tired of the partisanship that has kept Washington from doing its job. They expect results and it’s our job to deliver."

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